FOIA log

Tom Nash filed this request with the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority of Richmond, VA.


From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of any Freedom of Information log, list, or database from Jan. 1 2019 until the time this request is processed, including any fields that explain status and date received/ answered.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Tom Nash

From: Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Good morning Mr. Nash,

Your request has been forwarded to the FOIA department of RRHA to be addressed. Please retain this email in your records as confirmation of receipt.

Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) acknowledges receipt of your FOIA request, dated September 20, 2019 received on September 24, 2019.

Upon further review a response will be provided to you within 5 business days of your initial request date. Day 1 is considered the day after your request is received. The five-day period does not include weekends or holidays.

If it is not practically possible to identify, locate, or provide the records you requested within 5 business days, RRHA may require an additional 7 days to respond to your request pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-3704(B)(4).

All requests received by RRHA are handled pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, Va. Code § 2.2-3700.

Monte Gayles
FOIA Officer
Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority
901 Chamberlayne Parkway
Richmond, VA 23220
Direct Line: (804) 780-3499

From: Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Good afternoon Mr. Nash,

Please find attached a running log of written FOIA requests which RRHA has maintained since May of 2019. Prior to May of 2019, RRHA did not maintain a written log, list, or database of FOIA requests. To create a document which covers any period prior to May of 2019, staff would be required to manually search for and compile written records from a number of sources. Per Va. Code § 2.2-3704(D), a public body is not required to create a new record if the record does not already exist.

Please also note that the log which is provided may not be complete. As you know, FOIA requests may be written or oral and may be transmitted physically or electronically. Often, a qualifying request does not refer to FOIA itself, nor may the person responding recognize a request as one made under FOIA. It is possible that some "informal" FOIA requests which were handled on an impromptu basis are not captured in this log.

Cory J. Wolfe
General Counsel
Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority
901 Chamberlayne Parkway
Richmond, VA 23220
Direct Line: (804) 780-4939